Join Alysn Midgelow-Marsden for this exciting and innovative textile art workshop using thin metals (including recycled waste) to produce exciting colours, textures and patterns.
Expect these classes to be the start of an obsession. Dip into a selection of media, experiment, then produce an artwork using your new textile and mixed media skills. Work with fabrics and papers, in stitch and in beads to make creative art. You will learn to view almost anything as a creative tool, including a sewing machine, hammers, candles and more!
This is a course for beginners and improvers alike led by an internationally experienced artist and author.
You will experiment with ways to use heat and paint to produce exciting colours, textures and patterns on thin metal, including up-cycling of domestic waste metals. You will incorporate wires and beads, and use weaving and stitching techniques. You will explore ways to create richly coloured, textured and embellished surfaces and forms that can be used to create 2D journal covers, wall-hangings, or 3D forms, such as vessels, jewellery or sculpture.
All other materials are equipment will be provided by Alysn and your course fee includes a materials charge for these.
I love to share my experimental, improvisational approaches and am an internationally acknowledged artist, curator, tutor and author. I specialise in a range of unusual materials such as metals, paper, wire and paint, and not for nothing is my blog called ‘Alysnsburntofferings’ as my techniques include burning, hammering, patinating and distressing (amongst others). Stitching and embellishing are not forgotten and are used freely and expressively. Designs and inspiration are often drawn from natural patterns and textures in addition to a fascination with the history and context of materials and techniques.